I speed-read A Mind of Its Own and somewhere about 1/3 of the reading I stopped asking myself if the writer was a woman. I checked the back jacket for her photo as I thought I had seen and yes. Women can write differently than men which is no surprise since we communicate very differently but the writing and the thought process can be so personalized that speed reading fails the reader. The thoughts and words are not arranged as a normal writer would and require close attention. I wish I had the time but I liked what I could read.